(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 30. Minister of
Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye Mevlut Cavusoglu urged
Iran to conduct a transparent and thorough investigation into the
armed attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran, trend reports.
'We expect Iran to thoroughly investigate the attack and
exchange data on the matter with Azerbaijan. On the other hand, if
there is any force or forces behind the person who committed this
terrorist act, they should also be brought to justice. Türkiye
extends once again condolences to fraternal Azerbaijan and wishes a
speedy recovery to the wounded,' he said.
An armed attack took place at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Iran
on January 27, 2023, at about 8:30 (GMT+4). The gunman turned out
to be a man in his 50's, who drove up to the administrative
building, armed with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle.
Earlier reports from the Chief of Tehran police said there were
two children in the car with the gunman, the security camera footage released later proved the
man was alone. He entered the building after briefly waving hand to
the Iranian security guard outside. No attempts were made to detain
the gunman, as he freely entered the embassy. The man managed to
kill head of the security service and wounding two embassy guards.
The shooter was eventually detained. The incident is currently
Following the deadly assault, Azerbaijan evacuated its officials
from the embassy, including those who suffered as a result of the
attack and completely suspended the work of the embassy in
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